If you are looking for five-passenger SUV with combination of high performances, power and luxury there is high possibility that the 2015 Audi Q5 will satisfy all your needs. Its only disadvantage may be its price. If you are not willing to spend around $40,000 than you should consider other similar cars like the Acura RDX or even less luxurious Ford Edge or Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The base model 2.0T is equipped with 2.0 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that delivers 220 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque and its fuel efficiency is estimated to 20/28 city/highway. The most power is produced by two 3.0 liter supercharged V6 engines, 3.0T that puts out 272 horsepower with fuel economy rated to 18/26 city/highway, and SQ5 that puts out impressive 354 horsepower and 347 lb-ft of torque. These gasoline engines require premium fuel. Also available is Hybrid option mated to 4-cylinder unit with battery pack and electric motor which produces 245 horsepower and 354 lb-ft torque with fuel efficiency of 24/30 mpg city/highway.
Beside Hybrid the most fuel efficient is Diesel version with 3.0 liter turbo diesel unit that delivers 240 horsepower and 428 lb-ft of torque and its fuel economy is estimated to 24/31 mpg city/highway. All units are linked to 8-speed automatic transmission with optional manual shift mode.
Modern and smooth 5-passenger cabin is full of technology features what has for a consequence a huge number of control buttons. Even on base models leather is standard just as roomy rear seats that fold in flexible 40/20/40 arrangement.
2015 Audi Q5 Review And Release Date
Base Audi Q5 labeled as Premium comes standard with 3-zone climate control, 18 inch 5-spoke wheels, AM/FM/CD player with 10 speakers. Premium Plus and Prestige models are equipped with heated front seats, memory setting on the driver’s seat, blind-spot assist, auto-dimming rearview mirror, panoramic sunroof, power tailgate, keyless entry and iPod connectivity.
As optional features there are available rearview camera, 3G network, 14-speakers sound system, rear-seat entertainment package, cruise control, navigation, Nappa leather-clad instrument panel. One extraordinary feature for those self-indulgent is thermo cup holder that will cool or warm your drinks.
Its massive appearance would define this vehicle as an excellent mountain-climber that easily manages at snowy roads, but it can also be great and useful as a family car for only city drive. Some of its interesting outdoor characteristics are trapezoidal grille and twin tailpipes.
Release Date 2015 Audi Q5
Starting from the base version that costs about $38,500, the Audi’s price will quickly go up by adding optional features. The TDI version will be about $48,000 while top models V6 or SQ5 will cost you more than $53,000. Getting it more and more luxurious you can be faced up with a price beyond $58,000. Release date has not been officially announced but we do expect it to be presented in the next few months while the sales should start during the fall of this year or latest before the ending of 2014th.